Patents by Inventor Trienko Marten van der Kaap

Trienko Marten van der Kaap has filed for patents to protect the following inventions. This listing includes patent applications that are pending as well as patents that have already been granted by the United States Patent and Trademark Office (USPTO).

  • Patent number: 11186861
    Abstract: This invention pertains to the general field of microbiology, and more specifically to transfer, inoculation and/or streaking of micro-organisms, e.g. for the purpose of obtaining individual colonies. Provided is a method for streaking a microbial sample onto a solid carrier, comprising the steps of: a) contacting at least one ferromagnetic particle with a solid carrier, followed or preceded by providing the particle with at least part of said sample, and b) applying a magnetic field gradient to allow for magnetically controlled motion of said particle on said surface, such that at least part of the sample is streaked onto the solid carrier. Also provided is an apparatus for carrying out such method in an (semi-)automated fashion.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: August 1, 2018
    Date of Patent: November 30, 2021
    Assignee: BD KIESTRA B.V.
    Inventors: Trienko Marten Van Der Kaap, Martijn Kleefstra, Ingela Marie Sofie Edlund Tjernberg, Jetze Botma
  • Publication number: 20200242329
    Abstract: A system and method for developing applications (Apps) for automated assessment and analysis of processed biological samples. Such samples are obtained, combined with nutrient media and incubated. The incubated samples are imaged and the image information is classified according to predetermined criteria. The classified image information is then evaluated according to Apps derived from classified historical image information in a data base. The classified historical image information is compared with the classified image information to provide guidance on further processing of the biological sample through Apps tailored to process provide sample process guidance tailored to the classifications assigned to the image information.
    Type: Application
    Filed: October 4, 2018
    Publication date: July 30, 2020
    Applicant: BECTON DICKINSON AND COMPANY
    Inventors: Michael A. Brasch, Curtis M. Gosnell, Timothy M. Wiles, Raphael Rodolphe Marcelpoil, Bas Nieuwenhuis, Trienko Marten Van Der Kaap, Michael Bois
  • Publication number: 20180340205
    Abstract: This invention pertains to the general field of microbiology, and more specifically to transfer, inoculation and/or streaking of micro-organisms, e.g. for the purpose of obtaining individual colonies. Provided is a method for streaking a microbial sample onto a solid carrier, comprising the steps of: a) contacting at least one ferromagnetic particle with a solid carrier, followed or preceded by providing the particle with at least part of said sample, and b) applying a magnetic field gradient to allow for magnetically controlled motion of said particle on said surface, such that at least part of the sample is streaked onto the solid carrier. Also provided is an apparatus for carrying out such method in an (semi-)automated fashion.
    Type: Application
    Filed: August 1, 2018
    Publication date: November 29, 2018
    Applicant: BD KIESTRA B.V.
    Inventors: Trienko Marten Van Der Kaap, Martijn Kleefstra, lngela Marie Sofie Edlund Tjernberg, Jetze Botma
  • Patent number: 10072281
    Abstract: This invention pertains to the general field of microbiology, and more specifically to transfer, inoculation and/or streaking of micro-organisms, e.g. for the purpose of obtaining individual colonies. Provided is a method for transferring a microbial sample from a first carrier to a second carrier, comprising the steps of: a) contacting at least one ferromagnetic particle with at least part of the sample associated with the first carrier, wherein the particle is a composite bead having a surface roughness (Ra) in the range of 0.1 to 25 ?m, a diameter between 2 to 88 mm and a density below 7 g/cm3, and b) applying a magnetic field gradient to allow for magnetically controlled motion of said particle to said second carrier, such that at least part of the sample is streaked onto the second carrier. Also provided is an apparatus for inoculating petri dishes with the sample according to the method and also inoculating slides and/or tubes with a portion of the sample.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: August 18, 2015
    Date of Patent: September 11, 2018
    Assignee: BD Kiestra B.V.
    Inventors: Trienko Marten Van Der Kaap, Martijn Kleefstra, Ingela Marie Sofie Edlund Tjernberg, Jetze Botma
  • Patent number: 9557343
    Abstract: Disc dispensing device for dispensing discs impregnated with antibiotics onto a culture dish. The device comprises a stationary support on which a magazine is removably mounted. The magazine holds a plurality of tubular containers each containing a stack of discs to be dispensed. A moving means moves one disc from a bottom end of a tubular container to a pick-up position. From the pick-up position a transfer means picks up said one disc and transfers it to the culture dish where it is dispensed. The removable culture dish is supported by a moveable carriage which is mounted on the stationary support. The carriage is moveable relative to the magazine from a starting position to an operating position and vice versa. Control means control the operation of the device. The plurality of tubular containers is rotatable around a magazine centre under control of the control means.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: March 27, 2015
    Date of Patent: January 31, 2017
    Assignee: BD Kiestra B.V.
    Inventors: Jetze Botma, Martijn Kleefstra, Trienko Marten Van Der Kaap, Martijn Xander Berntsen, Jan Bart Van Der Vijver
  • Publication number: 20160032351
    Abstract: This invention pertains to the general field of microbiology, and more specifically to transfer, inoculation and/or streaking of micro-organisms, e.g. for the purpose of obtaining individual colonies. Provided is a method for transferring a microbial sample from a first carrier to a second carrier, comprising the steps of: a) contacting at least one ferromagnetic particle with at least part of the sample associated with the first carrier, wherein the particle is a composite bead having a surface roughness (Ra) in the range of 0.1 to 25 ?m, a diameter between 2 to 88 mm and a density below 7 g/cm3, and b) applying a magnetic field gradient to allow for magnetically controlled motion of said particle to said second carrier, such that at least part of the sample is streaked onto the second carrier. Also provided is an apparatus for inoculating petri dishes with the sample according to the method and also inoculating slides and/or tubes with a portion of the sample.
    Type: Application
    Filed: August 18, 2015
    Publication date: February 4, 2016
    Inventors: Trienko Marten Van Der Kaap, Martijn Kleefstra, Ingela Marie Sofie Edlund Tjernberg, Jetze Botma
  • Patent number: 9121005
    Abstract: This invention pertains to the general field of microbiology, and more specifically to transfer, inoculation and/or streaking of micro-organisms, e.g. for the purpose of obtaining individual colonies. Provided is a method for streaking a microbial sample onto a solid carrier, comprising the steps of: a) contacting at least one ferromagnetic particle with a solid carrier, followed or preceded by providing the particle with at least part of said sample, and b) applying a magnetic field gradient to allow for magnetically controlled motion of said particle on said surface, such that at least part of the sample is streaked onto the solid carrier. Also provided is an apparatus for carrying out such method in an (semi-)automated fashion.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: November 4, 2008
    Date of Patent: September 1, 2015
    Assignee: BD Kiestra B.V.
    Inventors: Trienko Marten van der Kaap, Martijn Kleefstra, Ingeta Marie Sofie Edlund Tjernberg, Jetze Botma
  • Publication number: 20150198622
    Abstract: Disc dispensing device for dispensing discs impregnated with antibiotics onto a culture dish. The device comprises a stationary support on which a magazine is removably mounted. The magazine holds a plurality of tubular containers each containing a stack of discs to be dispensed. A moving means moves one disc from a bottom end of a tubular container to a pick-up position. From the pick-up position a transfer means picks up said one disc and transfers it to the culture dish where it is dispensed. The removable culture dish is supported by a moveable carriage which is mounted on the stationary support. The carriage is moveable relative to the magazine from a starting position to an operating position and vice versa. Control means control the operation of the device. The plurality of tubular containers is rotatable around a magazine centre under control of the control means.
    Type: Application
    Filed: March 27, 2015
    Publication date: July 16, 2015
    Applicant: BD Kiestra B.V.
    Inventors: Jetze Botma, Martijn Kleefstra, Trienko Marten Van Der Kaap, Martijn Xander Berntsen, Jan Bart Van Der Vijver
  • Patent number: 8996163
    Abstract: Disc dispensing device for dispensing discs impregnated with antibiotics onto a culture dish. The device comprises a stationary support on which a magazine is removably mounted. The magazine holds a plurality of tubular containers each containing a stack of discs to be dispensed. A moving means moves one disc from a bottom end of a tubular container to a pick-up position. From the pick-up position a transfer means picks up said one disc and transfers it to the culture dish where it is dispensed. The removable culture dish is supported by a moveable carriage which is mounted on the stationary support. The carriage is moveable relative to the magazine from a starting position to an operating position and vice versa. Control means control the operation of the device. The plurality of tubular containers is rotatable around a magazine center under control of the control means.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: April 27, 2012
    Date of Patent: March 31, 2015
    Assignee: BD Kiestra B.V.
    Inventors: Jetze Botma, Martijn Kleefstra, Trienko Marten van der Kaap, Martijn Xander Berntsen, Jan Bart van der Vijver
  • Publication number: 20120277905
    Abstract: Disc dispensing device for dispensing discs impregnated with antibiotics onto a culture dish. The device comprises a stationary support on which a magazine is removably mounted. The magazine holds a plurality of tubular containers each containing a stack of discs to be dispensed. A moving means moves one disc from a bottom end of a tubular container to a pick-up position. From the pick-up position a transfer means picks up said one disc and transfers it to the culture dish where it is dispensed. The removable culture dish is supported by a moveable carriage which is mounted on the stationary support. The carriage is moveable relative to the magazine from a starting position to an operating position and vice versa. Control means control the operation of the device. The plurality of tubular containers is rotatable around a magazine centre under control of the control means.
    Type: Application
    Filed: April 27, 2012
    Publication date: November 1, 2012
    Applicant: Kiestra Lab Automation Drachten B.V.
    Inventors: Jetze Botma, Martijn Kleefstra, Trienko Marten van der Kaap, Martijn Xander Berntsen, Jan Bart van der Vijver
  • Publication number: 20100330654
    Abstract: This invention pertains to the general field of microbiology, and more specifically to transfer, inoculation and/or streaking of micro-organisms, e.g. for the purpose of obtaining individual colonies. Provided is a method for streaking a microbial sample onto a solid carrier, comprising the steps of: a) contacting at least one ferromagnetic particle with a solid carrier, followed or preceded by providing the particle with at least part of said sample, and b) applying a magnetic field gradient to allow for magnetically controlled motion of said particle on said surface, such that at least part of the sample is streaked onto the solid carrier. Also provided is an apparatus for carrying out such method in an (semi-)automated fashion.
    Type: Application
    Filed: November 4, 2008
    Publication date: December 30, 2010
    Inventors: Trienko Marten van der Kaap, Martijn Kleefstra, Ingeta Marie Sofie Edlund Tjernberg, Jetze Botma